Does heated electric window clear ice?

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Tet70
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Re: Does heated electric window clear ice?

Post by Tet70 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:57 am

Graham B wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:56 am
It only works when you switch it on via the infotainment screen each time you need it. You will see a small icon on the left side of the screen. You need to be on the car screen and go to settings
Easiest way is to press the "max defrost" button on the aircon panel, it turns on the heated windscreen (and does some other things too). And the easiest way to get to the aircon setup screen is to press the "setup" button on the aircon panel, no need to go through the car screen settings menu.
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Re: Does heated electric window clear ice?

Post by mike22 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:42 pm

It does not... tested last winter in my country where we get a lot of snow and cold weather. It is better to scrape manually and not to wait...
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Re: Does heated electric window clear ice?

Post by mike22 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:43 pm

It is a big difference if its a real thick ice or just some snow..
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Re: Does heated electric window clear ice?

Post by GlennS » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:23 pm

A benefit of a heated windscreen for me is that I am short and can’t reach the whole windscreen to scrape the ice off
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Re: Does heated electric window clear ice?

Post by Tet70 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:45 am

mike22 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:42 pm
It does not... tested last winter in my country where we get a lot of snow and cold weather. It is better to scrape manually and not to wait...
Hmm, I'm not sure if there is some setting to control it, but it certainly turns on when I press the max defrost on my car. You can check the screen which lists all the auxiliary devices turned on and their fuel consumption, that is one of the screens you get with "car" button. When I press the max defrost, the heated windscreen appears on this list.
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Re: Does heated electric window clear ice?

Post by leWrat » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:46 pm

Tet70 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:45 am
Hmm, I'm not sure if there is some setting to control it, .......
See pages 179 onwards of the ATECA_07_18_EN.pdf manual. https://www.seat.co.uk/datamanual-manua ... _18_EN.pdf
You can manually turn on/off the heated windscreen, or you can have it come on/off automatically (end of page 182 and page 183).

Interestingly it says that the function of the heated windscreen is: to assist the air-conditioning system to prevent the windscreen from misting up or to demist it faster if it does mist up.

Maybe we have set our expectations of what it is meant to do too high?
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Re: Does heated electric window clear ice?

Post by Fred99 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:50 pm

You mean that you can’t fry your breakfast on it!
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Re: Does heated electric window clear ice?

Post by Bedlam » Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:24 am

Why would you want the front windscreen to heat up to the point of cracking it ?????
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Re: Does heated electric window clear ice?

Post by leWrat » Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:26 pm

Fred99 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:50 pm
You mean that you can’t fry your breakfast on it!
I think that Autoglym do a product for that, "Fast Grease".
Leaves very little smear!
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